Flight Stories

Our senior veterans served in a variety of ways, and each has a unique story to tell. We've listed several here.

May 12, 2022 - Mission #114 - The roster includes veterans who

- were awarded the Purple Heart (2 veterans) and Bronze Star (1 veteran)
- participated in the invasion of Normandy
- was a Crew member, load master
- provided Ground support, equipment repair and maintenance
- served to resupply ships and base in Da Nang, Vietnam, and Yokusuka, Japan.
- was a member of a Military Police Platoon, IX Corps
- served with the 17th Bomber Wing
- was an Electronic Warfare Officer
- served with Signal corps/communications
- was a Medical specialist
- served on the USS Coral Sea
- was a Supply Clerk
- served with the Military Police
- was a Physician
- served with 60mm supporting C & D Companies
- was a Disbursing clerk onboard USS Coontz DLG-9
- provided offshore firing support for on-shore troops
- was a 9th Infantry Division cook
- served as crew chief, door gunner
- was a Radioman
- provided Artillery recovery

April 14, 2022 - Mission #113 - The roster includes veterans who

- were awarded the Purple Heart (2 veterans), Bronze Star (3 veterans), and Silver Star (1 veteran)

- provided protection of a microwave communication system on Hill 211; patrols into surrounding area, 50 caliber machine gun
- was a Hospital Corpsman
- served as flight line fighter jet mechanic. Tet Offensive
- was a Combat engineer
- was a Barber and signalman
- served on USS Salamonie, USS Cadmus
- was a Combat engineer, jeep driver, security unit with Engineer HQ
- provided Medical equipment repair
- was a Computer Programmer
- served on USS Yosemite
- was a Sentry dog handler
- served on Drum & Bugle Corp, part of inauguration for President Eisenhower; rescued squad leader commander shot down during Vietnam while on mission on USS Charr submarine
- was an Air crew survival equipment man
- served on Honor Guard
- was a Cook, commissary man
- was an Artillery meteorology crewman
- served as Town Patrol and combat MP
- served as Cryptographics and Loadmaster, Air Cargo

 

November 4, 2021 - Mission #112 - The roster included veterans who

- were awarded the Purple Heart (6 veterans), Bronze Star (5 veterans), and Silver Star (1 veteran)

- had a Top Secret crypto clearance
- was a Field Wireman
- was a Weather Observer Technician; combat support for F-4 Phantom
- served with a Hawk Missile Site, Mobile Unit
- was 1st pilot to reach 3,000 hours in the EA-6B Prowler; 6,000+ hours in a jet, 800+ carrier landings
- was a Personnel Specialist at brigade HQ
- was Phone operator in the White House; supervisor Saigon Overseas Switchboard
- was a Generator operator
- provided security for war ready aircraft
- was a Computer Operator
- worked on the C-123K Ranch Hand that sprayed Agent Orange in VN
- was a Scout Sniper
- served in Civil Engineering
- was a Forward Catapults crew member
- built hospitals, temporary runways; maintained runway in Danang
- was a MARS Operator (Military Afficiated Radio Station)
- served in Infantry Ops and Intelligence
- worked in Logistics; truck driver
- served at NAS Keflavic, Iceland

- worked with Polaris submarine torpedo file control systems, USS Holland

- was an Army Aviator, 2 tours in Vietnam

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